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    Basically I've been invited to play in a tournament in holland in october and the entry needs to be in before i start uni. It will involve taking a thursday friday monday tuesday off uni (coz we need to go to newcastle to get the boat... no cheap flights )

    I was really really up for going, international experience, have a good time etc. but i'll only have started a month at this point. Will the uni really frown apon me taking time off? Is there an official way to take time off? (I know its not like school...) Will i get really behind in work??

    I already know i definitely need a week off in February for the Scottish Championships as well as odd friday afternoons to travel to competitions

    Can someone give me some advice?

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    (Original post by Geog_Magz)
    Basically I've been invited to play in a tournament in holland in october and the entry needs to be in before i start uni. It will involve taking a thursday friday monday tuesday off uni (coz we need to go to newcastle to get the boat... no cheap flights )

    I was really really up for going, international experience, have a good time etc. but i'll only have started a month at this point. Will the uni really frown apon me taking time off? Is there an official way to take time off? (I know its not like school...) Will i get really behind in work??

    I already know i definitely need a week off in February for the Scottish Championships as well as odd friday afternoons to travel to competitions

    Can someone give me some advice?

    Thanks
    No one gives a **** if you don't turn up for lectures. The only places attendaces are taken are tutorials and I am sure if you tell the person taking it or course coordinator in advance you should be fine. As for work sure you can make it up.
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    No one will bat an eyelid. In my first year I would take a whole week off simply out of apathy or being on a bit of a bender.

    Unless you're doing medicine or something similarly hardcore, it's certainly not like school. The university institutions are a support for you to do what you want to do - if you know what you're doing and can prove yourself, then they'll be perfectly content.
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    (Original post by Gregamos)
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    Curling. The best sport in the world
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    (Original post by Geog_Magz)
    Basically I've been invited to play in a tournament in holland in october and the entry needs to be in before i start uni. It will involve taking a thursday friday monday tuesday off uni (coz we need to go to newcastle to get the boat... no cheap flights )

    I was really really up for going, international experience, have a good time etc. but i'll only have started a month at this point. Will the uni really frown apon me taking time off? Is there an official way to take time off? (I know its not like school...) Will i get really behind in work??

    I already know i definitely need a week off in February for the Scottish Championships as well as odd friday afternoons to travel to competitions

    Can someone give me some advice?

    Thanks
    It's not as if your taking a month off or anything, and if it's international, the university may see it as looking good on their part- my boyfriend took about 4-5 weeks off school during his A2 year and even though the head of year wasn't exactly happy with it, but it got the school publicity and it was for a good cause not just a holiday
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    (Original post by Geog_Magz)
    Curling. The best sport in the world
    Just take the time out to go into Sheddocksley on Lang Stracht. On second thoughts, don't.
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    As has been said the only compulsory elements are tutorials and labs if you are doing science. Otherwise it will be fine.
    You may have essay/coursework deadlines but you will just need to have your stuff done and handed in before hand.
 
 
 
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